Boxing Day Hunts | Eduardo Goncalves, LACS
Every Boxing Day the rump of what remains of Britain's fox hunts meet up with their horses and dogs and parade through country villages. Depending on your point of view they are either a thrilling sight in their scarlet or green uniforms or simply a nuisance that block narrow roads and disturb what should be a pleasant Boxing Day walk. This gathering of the clans is, though, a statement of intent, because though chasing wild animals with dogs has been illegal for more than a decade many hunts haven't yet given up on what they claim is a traditional and well-supported country sport. So what's the reality - is fox hunting a well-supported sport or an anachronistic and illegal minority activity that serves no purpose in a modern country? Lush's Charlie Moores asked Eduardo Goncalves, chief-executive of the League Against Cruel Sports, what he thinks about the Boxing Day Hunts.